In keeping with the somewhat irreverent spirit of The Princeton Review - the test prep company that maintains that the only thing the SAT measures is how well you take the SAT - the campus life categories in The 373 Best Colleges are sometimes opinionated, as the sampling below should indicate.
The Princeton Review's high and low points of collegiate life
Happiest students: Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Least happy students: Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.
Most beautiful campus: Sewanee – The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
Least beautiful campus: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.
Dorms like palaces: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Dorms like dungeons: Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.
Best campus food: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.
Is it food?: United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
Party school: University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Stone cold sober: Brigham Young University
Most politically active: American University, Washington
Election? What election?: Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.
Most liberal students: Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.
Most conservative students: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging, clove-smoking vegetarians: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution: Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, Calif.
Jock school: Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
Dodgeball target: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Great college town: Columbia University and Barnard College, New York
College town not so great: Tuskegee University
For rankings of more schools in all categories, visit The Princeton Review's website.